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    Stephen Douglas et al: Large 1856 Congressional Committee Salt Print. 12" x 10" salt print group photo, affixed to a slightly larger mount of photographer J. H. Whitehurst of Washington, D.C. Titled: "Third and Last Committee of Conference of the Senate and House of Representatives on the Army Appropriation Bill, August 18, 1856." The subjects are identified, including William Seward, Francis Spinner, Campbell of Ohio, Richard Toombs, Stephen Douglas and Orr of South Carolina. According to the caption, the conference committee was unable to reconcile different proposals, resulting in the defeat of the "Army Appropriation Bill, for the first time since the organization of the Government..." Light damp stain at bottom. Campbell and Douglas seem to be giving each other looks of recrimination. Apparently, the Congress was dysfunctional and unable to work out their differences (sound familiar?). We've never seen this photograph before. Most unusual!

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    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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